Every Excuse is Just Another Great Reason Not to Start

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Every excuse is a great reason why we can't, but then if you keep getting reasons not to work, you should learn to develop them when you are hungry.
@tj4real
I hope you remember the last time someone gave you an excuse? Perhaps you invited them to your family member's wedding and they were like, "ohhh, I really loved to be there but you know, work!"

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Well that is how it is, you can only blame another for excuses if you have not given one before.

Then they reminded Jesus that adultery was punishable by stoning under Mosaic law and challenged him to judge the woman so that they might then accuse him of disobeying the law. Jesus thought for a moment and then replied, “He that is without sin among you, let him cast the first stone at her.”

Even though once a while we may make excuses to escape daunting tasks and other less productive things, one thing you need to know is that excuses breed failure!

I will share with you this wonderful heart touching story. Let's go through this and see the lessons we can pick up about excuses;

James at age 11 had a big dream which was, to graduate from high school. I know you may think it is pretty much ordinary and not so big a dream but wait till you read the circumstances under which he had to prevail.

James was a native of rural, war-torn Uganda who lost his entire family to disease by the time he was six. James had to be raised entirely by his poor grandmother who didn't have enough money to fund his education.

Attaining a high school diploma was a daunting task for James. In fact, you could hardly blame him if he saw his goal as impossible and gave up to go work in the fields. If he had come out with any excuses it would have been valid to see him live an ordinary poor life.

Instead at age 11, he and his grandma came out with an impossible plan which was crafted to help him complete his school. In fact it was a real crazy plan. For this plan to work, they needed to sell a goat first. Fortunately, James's grandma had a goat which they sold. With the money from the sale, James was able to get a new shoe and a change of cloths. Also, he was able to get a bus ticket for 300 mile journey to the capital city.

This is where the plan gets interesting. Looking at what the goat was used for, you would realize it had nothing to do with high school diploma. At the city he was to stay with his aunt and the plan was that for him to be able to complete high school diploma, James needed to sneak into the president's residence and go pass all the security to meet the president and ask for a scholarship.

That was exactly what he did and today, James is 25 years old with 2 masters degree and a great job [1]
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Source|| Meet James Kassaga Arinaitwe, at 11 he had to sneak into the president's residence pass all the security to seek for scholarship for high school diploma which he did successfully

As I said earlier, it would have rather been easier for James Kassaga Arinaitwe to come out with excuses than to carry out such a terrible plan. But something about him pushed him hard to do what ever it took for him to see to the fruition of his goals.

At the age of 11, James had mastered his psychology and brought his dreams to life. His story is heroic, but it’s also well-explained by science. Regardless your situation in life, there’s a direct link between the excuses you make for yourself and how much success you achieve.
Tyler Tervooren

This is a true story of someone's life and how about some of us who have the opportunity of the internet today?
This is the era of information and yet it's amazing how much information we have access to and still many of today's youth still find ways to come out with excuses why they are broke and can't do anything about it.

"oh, my family is broke", "oh, my uncle has money but he is not ready to help", "I have tried all I could, God knows I did", "my teachers don't like me" etc. These are some of the excuses being given by people to stay broke and yet when others suffer to make it they are quick to complain that the world is not fair.

Fact is that excuses are the easiest to make and there is absolutely no suffering in coming out with one. Instead of shouting that you get $0.01 on your articles, why don't you work hard to build the network that would help you learn more? Why are others from the same country as you making it here and you think it unfair to you?

Instead of making excuses why don't we take responsibility for our selves? Let's learn from the brave act of 11 year old James that led him to where he is today and we will see that most reasons we give are only but a bunch of excuses.

If you are determined enough excuses don't come up. Let's assume that you were inviting your friend to your sister's wedding and after that he would walk home with a car. Do you think he would give any excuse and not come? come on, in fact he would rather give excuses in order to come.
So why will you give it all to get the tangible things and yet give excuses when you are exposed with ways to make them yourself?

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source || This is the full scientific picture of the outcome of taking responsibility against making excuses

You can chose to continue giving excuses for everything or you can chose to do what it takes to ensure your success. See you at the top if you chose the later. Thanks for your attention.

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Wow wow wow

I only know this part

Every excuse is a great reason why we can't,

But not this part

but then if you keep getting reasons not to work, you should learn to develop them when you are hungry

Thank you this.

motivated

Fact is that excuses are the easiest to make and there is absolutely no suffering in coming out with one. Instead of shouting that you get $0.01 on your articles, why don't you work hard to build the network that would help you learn more? Why are others from the same country as you making it here and you think it unfair to you?

I just copied that and sent it my newbie group on whatsapp

Its the core thing to teach. Most newbies talk too much about their earnings than they think when writing their articles. That energy(excuses) can be harnessed to do greatness. Im glad you forwarded it to your team.

True, their energy needs to be channelled rightly

Fact

If you are determined enough excuses don't come up.

Determination is one thing that has helped me reduce the rate at which I make excuses...

Thank you for James story, this got me

If he had come out with any excuses it would have been valid to see him live an ordinary poor life.

I was touched upon reading it for the first time. I realised, excuses are the lazy way of thinking and we nothing can stand in our way if we decide well

Nothing at all. Though thoughts of impossibility might set in but with a strong will to succeed will go along way

Amazing. I'm inspired NO EXCUSES. I believe that every the rent for success is due. Keep at it

I had to personalize it...

So why will I give it all to get the tangible things and yet give excuses when I am exposed with ways to make them myself?

Thanks for this.... I'll write this on a sticky note and paste it on my wall...i need to be reading this every moment

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The story like this is a proof that no matter where we came from or what our background is, we can achieve all our dreams if we dedicate our time and energy to do it. I often see people who had it all. Great family, support, money and they struggle with reaching anything. Then I see people who came from nothing. no support, no resources and no money. They make it big and score in life. How is it possible? It is all about our devotion and will to go after what we want. Love this story. Thanks for sharing.

I agree

Precisely so!!! @tj4real. Excuses delay,kill dreams and prevent you from advancing in life. What sacrifices are you willing to offer to hit that targeted goals of yours.
There is this principle that some people haven't noted well,that in life you work hard
to get what you want, your desire,wish or dream don't come to you. You rather have to start putting in the maximum efforts to get it.

Excuses are nothing but a show of incompetence. Those who use them are not wise. This is what I say to myself whenever I'm swayed in that direction. It prevents me from endulging in it.
Thanks for the nice write-up @samstickkz

Fantastic write up
We can't keep wasting time always

As you earlier said, indeed excuses are very easy to make when one doesn't to take up responsibility.

In life, it is either "Reasons or Results". We must overcome excuses to attain Results. Thanks for sharing @tj4real. I am inspired.